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Sinus Formation and Subsequent Bleeding After Splenectomy

Authors: Zewen Xu, Di Chen, Na Liu

Published in: Digestive Diseases and Sciences

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A 47-year-old male patient was admitted to the gastroenterology ward with a 3-day history of melena. The physical examination revealed no symptoms of peritonitis, such as abdominal pain or fever. Abdominal CT demonstrated a high-density shadow in the greater curvature of the stomach (Fig. 1A). Subsequent endoscopic evaluation identified a sinus in the greater curvature of the upper gastric body, from which blood flowed and bubbles were visible after repeated irrigation (Fig. 1B). The patient later stated that he had a splenectomy plus portal vein disconnection more than one year ago.
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Title
Sinus Formation and Subsequent Bleeding After Splenectomy
Authors
Zewen Xu
Di Chen
Na Liu
Publication date
09-05-2024
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Print ISSN: 0163-2116
Electronic ISSN: 1573-2568
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-024-08463-0
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